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We see a glaring flaw in the way many people approach female confidence and body image: They think feeling confident in yourself = feeling confident about your looks, and they leave it at that. But -- you are SO MUCH MORE than your appearance! Having a positive, healthy body image doesn’t mean you think your body looks good - it means you know your body IS GOOD - no matter how you think it looks.
✖️But too many times, we confuse our feelings about ourselves as women with our feelings about our *looks.* Advertisers and influencers selling stuff really want us to have that limited self-perception so we'll buy their beauty products and services in an endless pursuit to increase our "confidence." You see this in advertising that pushes messages like, "Confidence comes from redefining the beauty of your skin" (a real Lancôme commercial 👎🏼). That is the essence of self-objectification, which happens when you judge and evaluate yourself from an outsider's view -- monitoring your appearance at all times.
• If your self-confidence is controlled by how you think you look at all times, you're destined to be on a never-ending rollercoaster.
✖️Self-esteem and confidence are sooo important, but they are NOT dependent on what you look like, or what you *think* you look like! You can feel great about yourself without thinking you look hot. You start to feel good about yourself by working on *yourself,* not just your appearance. You can get to it by setting and achieving worthwhile goals, developing your skills and strengths, exercising strong character and respecting yourself and others -- not just buying new makeup or wearing a smaller size! You are more than a body, and when you see more, you can be more! 👊🏼💗
•Find our 8-week online Body Image Resilience Course at courses.beautyredefined.org and linked in our bio.
•Find our sticky notes, shirts and decals at beautyredefined.org/merchandise and linked in bio.
•Find our TEDx talk linked in our bio!
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